Lzzy Hale has confirmed that HALESTORM is currently assembling a “special package” to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album. Released in 2009, the LP was produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, P.O.D.) and featured the single “I Get Off”. The group went on to release three additional studio albums, becoming a mainstay on rock radio.
“We’re planning on a couple of things that we’re gonna end up sneaking out, different things that maybe nobody has seen before,” Lzzy told the “TODDCast Podcast” (hear audio below). “To me, it’s interesting, ’cause it’s been 10 years since that first record came out, and we have so much that we didn’t release, including some stuff that’s literally my parents’ basement recordings and the first snippets of things. So we’ve been literally combing through all this stuff to try to find something that we really wanna put out there and narrowing it down from all other stuff.
“When you’re compiling to make your first record on a major label… I mean, I’m going back to TASCAM cassette tapes from my recordings,” she continued. “It’s in my dad’s garage. So it’s just one of those things where it’s, like, ‘Okay, there’s so much here that I wanna put out,’ but then there’s this limited amount of space, too, that we’re able to do that. But, hey, in a couple of years, it’ll be 25 years since the beginning of HALESTORM, so just put out all the stuff. So it’s gotta start now.”
HALESTORM‘s latest album, “Vicious”, was released last July via Atlantic. The disc was recorded at Nashville, Tennesse’s Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz.
HALESTORM was nominated for a “Best Rock Performance” Grammy Award for its song “Uncomfortable”.
In 2012, the band won its first Grammy in the category of “Best Hard Rock/ Metal Performance” for “Love Bites (So Do I)”. According to the Grammy web site, Lzzy became the first woman to earn a Grammy in the category.